From the monthly archives: July 2015

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Are Hospitalists More Likely to be Sued on a Group Policy than of their Practicing as an Independent Contractor?

Well, to answer this question I think we have to look at some of the other special I believe that based on our experience ensuring hospitalist groups that they are doing an excellent job of improving their services working with their societies studying claims trends and communicating patient safety and risk management strategies to each individual hospitalist driving in learning and supporting this specialty
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Obstetrics/Gynecology Medical Malpractice Insurance Does Not Have to be That Expensive:

One of the most expensive specialties to insure is:  Obstetrics and Gynecology.

in some states, the premium, annually can be higher than $ 60,000;  (although the cost has reduced somewhat over the last few years, due to fantastic, organized and rigorous work at the national and local association and clinic level), the rates are still subject to wild and unmanageable increases.

The task of recruiting new talent is made more difficult by the high cost of providing tail to an incoming OB candidate (which is known as retroactive insurance ).  And the exit cost when a physician decides to cancel their policy and practice somewhere else (tail insurance), can bind a physician to a group, preventing them from leaving.

There are many things that Insurance agencies and brokerages familiar with OB/GYN practices can do to work to offset the high cost of recruiting physicians in to a practice. 

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